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How to enable my webcam in my sony Vaio

I am unable to use my web cam. Given below are the laptop's model details for your reference. laptop specifics: Sony Vaio E series VPCEH25EN
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Install ubuntu on Sony SVF14

I've tried to install ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 in my vaio SVF14, but when it restarted after finished the installation just said Operation System not found. Does someone know if it's possible to ...
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Question regarding install on fresh drive

Quick question The hard drive on my 4+ year old VAIO laptop crashed. I contacted sony to get the recovery disk, but they want me to pay $160 for windows and drivers. I have hence decided to go the ...
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brightness can not be controlled in sony vaio laptop

Brightness is not varying. The screen is seemed to be in maximum brightness. Help me somebody please.
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Computer hangs on boot logo when using “power” button

So after a long day fighting with UEFI and later on trying to get GRUB to play nice with UEFI, I have managed to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VAIO "Tap 20" (the big, touchscreen, all-in-one ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 desktop on sony vaio duo 13

I bought new sony vaio duo 13 canadian english keyboard layout with window 8.. I tried more than 5 times installing ubuntu 12.04 using external cd drive. It is not working on sony vaio duo 13. But ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
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13.10 and Issues with Sony Vaio SVS 15116FXS fan and hard drive

I've got a Sony Vaio SVS15116FXS laptop. Currently I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Everything seems to run well, except for two things: 1) The fan currently runs at apparently the same speed, and ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
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Blinking Cursor when trying to run live Ubuntu 13.10 on USB

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on this laptop forever. I have my USB drive all setup and ready to go, but when I try booting from my flash drive it just shows a blank screen with a blinking ...
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Installing and Only Using Radeon HD 6630M on VAIO VPC-CB15F

At the moment my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card with the "X.org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati" drivers, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 in Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - Graphics

I have just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my old Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M. On the first boot i did the update&&upgrade and i notice that there was a notification icon on the top right ...
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Windows 7 home premium not loading after installing ubuntu 13.10

I have a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows 7 home premium being the default OS.After installing Ubuntu 13.10 i am not able to boot into Windows 7 home premium.Whenever I open Windows 7,it tells that there ...
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Installing Ubuntu along side of Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio

I looked and didn't find help on my present laptop. Trying to dual boot on laptop, here are my stats: Sony Vaio: SVF15A18CXB OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: i7-3537U CPU @ 2 GHz Ram: 12 GB System: 64-bit ...
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Sony Vaio Fit SVF1521V1EB Cannot access secondary GPU

As a new Ubuntu user I've tried several distro's including Mint. Everything works except for my graphics card. The laptop has an GT 740M gpu which has Optimus. Now I've tried a lot of tutorials to the ...
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SMBIOS newer tha 2.7 not fully supported by dmicode VGN-FS485B

I have an old (2006) Sony Vaio (1.73 GHz,RAM upgraded to 2GB, model PCG-7L1M VGN-FS485B) which was happily running MS-XP until I decided to ditch it before April. I have reinstalled Ubuntu after ...
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Garbled caps/lowercase on Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B

I have replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 on my 2006 Sony Vaio (model PCG-7L1M VGN-FS485B, 1.73 GHz CPU, RAM upgraded to 2GB). It went OK and I was happy until: Firefox needed to open a new ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Wireless networks don't show up, touchpad and speakers don't work

I recently switched my laptop (Sony Vaio) to full on Ubuntu. I used to run Linux as a dual boot with windows 7. Yesterday when I installed it I was able to connect to the internet wirelessly just ...
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Cannot get to GRUB2 bootloader or Ubuntu

OK, so I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with Windows 7 64bit on my Sony VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu to a separate partition (/dev/sda6) and placed the boot loader with Ubuntu on /dev/sda6. ...
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Can't seem to boot Ubuntu from USB on VAIO laptop

Over the past two days I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my VAIO laptop. I have installed it on an older laptop and desktop before, and I would like to install it on this one, but I can't even get ...
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Is the Sony Vaio locked or something? It seems incapable of having a bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, which I have done before without issues. But when I did it the first time on my Sony Vaio it installed successfully but there was no bootloader, no way to ...
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How to reduce screen brightness on Sony Laptop using Ubuntu 13.10?

I am a complete novice to Linux and just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony Viao E-series laptop having NVidia graphics card. For the life of me, I can't seem to get the screen brightness down (The ...
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Wireless not Working BCM43142 Ubuntu 12.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB

I recently bought Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB. It has a AMD 64-bit processor and is pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and made it dual boot. But to my surprise no wireless ...
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Sony Vaio SVP132A1CM stuck on boot [duplicate]

I Have Sony Vaio Ultrabook model SVP132A1CM and it freezes when I try to boot from USB: How can I fix this issue?
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ubuntu 13.10 installation on sony vaio

i want to install ubuntu 13.10 on my sony vaio-sve15125 along side windows 8,so can you guys please tell me if AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M is supported with this version of Ubuntu? As i have faced issues ...
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unable to open ubuntu using Bootable ubuntu on my pendrive

I am Using Sony Vaio VGN-CR220E and windows vista,I created bootable ubuntu on my kingston 8GB pendrive using universal usb installer setup.I changed Boot options i.e enabled external usb drive and ...
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Installation on Sony Vaio SVS1511A4E Single Boot

I need to install Ubuntu single boot on a Sony Vaio SVS1511A4E laptop, which specs are: http://www.sony.fr/support/fr/product/SVS1511A4E/specifications The Bios is H20 and there is Nvidia card on ...
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i915 kernel bugs after compile kernel sources [closed]

I have sony vaio with old-school hybrid graphics. On Xubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.11.0-13-generic, I wanted to compile my own kernel from sources. I've used /boot/config-xxx and sources from apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wont Boot on Sony Vaio vpceh [duplicate]

Installed a brand new Tosh 1tb hard disk on my Sony Vaio vpceh Laptop and tried Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LiveCD with no problems, so I installed it on the Hard Disk but when I turn on the PC all I get is a ...
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How to permanently set the screen brightness level in ubuntu 12.04 on Vaio E-series laptop?

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts running on my sony vaio E-series (vpceb44en). I have followed the post How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop? on howto ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 in vaio

everything works properly when i am booting from usb (trial mode). but when i am trying to install, it shows that it didnot find any operating system but i do have windows 8 preinstalled. when i did ...
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Ubuntu and Sony VAIO Issue

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and am trying to install it on a external hard drive. When I do install it and try to run it on my computer on start up it gets either ignored or if it recognizes ...
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sony vaio sve14135cnb dual boot help?

I am new to askubuntu forum! Ok, my problem is to install ubuntu or any linux os along with windows 8 in uefi mode. so, I want to swipe all my 500gb hard disk and wanted to reinstall windows 8, ...
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booting ubuntu from a usb drive [duplicate]

I recently purchased a sony vaio pro 13 and want to boot to Ubuntu 13.10 from my usb drive. The OS is Windows 8. I haven't upgraded to Windows 8.1 Can someone provide a step by step guide ? I'm new to ...
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Radeon kernel module disappeared after upgrade

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Laptop and goes so hot. But it wasn't problem, I'm using the /etc/rc.local script turn off at boot, everything was OK. Fine. AWESOME! In terms of "update" all ...
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13.10 doesn't boot on Vaio Pro 13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Vaio Pro 13, disabled safe mode, but used UEFI and not legacy mode. I did an encrypted LVM installation and erased the complete SSD. It booted just fine from ...
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Vaio E Series Brighness problem [duplicate]

I am a complete new to ubuntu and trying to learn things here.So, i have installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Vaio VPCEH25EN and facing the following issues:- 1.I cannot press any buttons on the login screen ...
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Make persistent expanded screen preferences when using multiple monitors

I'm currently running Xubuntu 13.10 with the 3.12rc7 kernel on a Sony Vaio Pro 13 notebook. When I connect my LCD TV through HDMI nothing happens in first instance. Only when I go to my display ...
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I can't modify the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10

I got this problem with brightness on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install.. It ain't inc/decrease the screen brightness when pressing Fn+F5/F6 !! I've tried some solutions like setting these values in ...
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Dual Booting Sony Vaio with 4 Primary Partitions Already [duplicate]

I have been trying to dual-boot my Sony Vaio for a few weeks now. I am able to get to get to the installation menu, however, I am not given the option of running Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. So, I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 resetting some settings

I own a Vaio SVE1512Y1E, after every single reboot, or suspend, some settings come back to their original status, those are: -Bluetooth. -Brigthness -Keyboard layout(even it says its in the right ...
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Secure Boot Failed - OS not Valid Ubuntu 13.04 Windows 8 Sony VAIO

This is an extension of this question: Failing to install Ubuntu 13.04 I have wiped the cobwebs out - i.e. I have realized that I wasn't following instructions properly. I will continue to try to ...
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Where do I find drivers for sony vaio FIT15E

No sound is coming from my speakers but it works with headphones in so I'm guessing I need to find some drivers somewhere? I can't find them. Also the touch screen doesn't work very well, it doesn't ...
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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High temperatures on notebook with nvidia graphics

I've installed ubuntu 13.10 RC and now I'm experiencing some high temperatures (I experienced this on 13.04 as well). The temps are higher with 10-15C than their equivalents on windows. My notebook is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer stopped on activation (wlan0) stage 4 of 5 (ipv6 configure timeout)

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside Windows 8. I have made the bootable flash drive and ran Ubuntu live from it. I clicked on the ...
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Another preinstalled windows 8(sony vaio), I have no idea what to do next.

I recently bought a laptop with preinstalled windows 8. Did a clean install via the installation manager at first and got it to work. Then there was an issue when I tried the ati proprietary drivers ...
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Ubuntu on new SONY Vaio laptop SVF142C29M

I have installed on my son's new laptop SONY Vaio laptop SVF142C29M (instead of Windows 8) and we are very pleased. Congratulations to all who develop this excellent OS.My son loves it! However, ...
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Unable to change brightness on Sony EH18FA

I couldn't change brightness of my Sony EH18FA laptop with Ubuntu 13.04. My laptop has Nvidia Geforce 410M GPU. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 Home Basic. The brightness can't be ...
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Another Sony VAIO question [closed]

I have an issue that is similar to others already addressed in this forum so forgive me if it sounds like a repeat question. I've tried the solutions offered in other threads with little success, so ...